Montgomery County Police are investigating why a van traveling Tuesday afternoon on Connecticut Avenue left the roadway and crashed into a tree on the median.
The single-vehicle accident left the vehicle’s passgener, 31-year-old Lok Katwal of the 5500 block of Dowgate Court in Rockville, in serious condition with life-threatening injuries.
Police identified the driver as Dawa Tamang, 39, of the same address. Tamang suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Saul Road. Police say the 2003 GMC Savana van was headed southbound on Connecticut where it went into the median. Police don’t know why.
Police closed off the southbound Connecticut while responding to the scene, reopened the stretch, then closed it again later Tuesday night until about 10 p.m. so detectives from the Collision Reconstruction Unit could continue their investigation.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident and who has not yet spoken with detectives to call 240-773-6620 to speak with investigators or 301-279-8000 to be connected through the Department’s non-emergency line.